DIGITAL SERIES

FEATURING WEST AFRICA’S MINING LEADERS ON 2 – 3 JUNE 2021

On 2 – 3 June, we hosted over 400 professionals from 18 countries for the WAMPEX and WAMPOC Digital Series, in partnership with the Ghana Chamber of Mines.

The series consisted of four 90minute live interviews with ministerial and C-level representation from key mining stakeholders from across the West African region.

The live interview and Q&A format allowed attendees to connect with industry professionals from around the world.

DIGITAL SERIES: Positioning Ghana as a mining support services hub

Recordings of live interview series

Session 1 speakers

GHANA: MINERS’ GATEWAY TO WEST AFRICA

DATE: 2 June 2021

On Wednesday, 2 June, attendees were addresed by Hon. Mireku Diuker, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources in Ghana.

Following the Honourable Minister’s presentation, he was joined by Mr. Eric Asubonteng, President, Ghana Chamber of Mines for a live Q & A session with the audience.

This session was moderated by Mr. Bernardinho Koku Avle, Journalist at Citi FM.

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Session 2 speakers

OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN WEST AFRICA’S MINING SECTOR

DATE: 2 June 2021

During this session, we were joined by leaders in the mining sector as they discussed opportunities in the West African mining sector:

  • Kwame Addo-Kufuor, VP: Government Relations, Newmont Africa
  • Salifu Nuhu, VP: West Africa, Sandvik,
    African Development Bank
  • Toussaint Bamouni, Executive Director, Chambre de Mine de Burkina
  • Sulemanu Koney, Executive Director, ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines (EFEDCOM)

This session was expertly moderated by Ziad Hamoui, National President – Ghana, Borderless Alliance.

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Session 3 speakers

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS ON WOMEN IN MINING

DATE: 3 June 2021

On Thursday, 3 June we heard from Mr Sulemanu Koney, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines as he presented on the role of women in the mining sector.

Following Mr Koney’s presentation, he was joined by an inspiring all-female panel of leaders driving transformation in the mining industry in Ghana, namely:

  • Mrs Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo, President, Women in Mining Ghana and Women in Mining Africa
  • Ms Gifty Bilson, Group Training & Development Coordinator, Golden Star Wassa Ltd
  • Ms Eunice Dzokpo, Unit Manager: Mine Survey, Asanko Gold Gh Ltd
  • Ms Cecilia Amakye, Expediting and Logistics Officer, Perseus Mining Gh Ltd
  • Ms Juliet Sheiddy Akamboe, Head, Mining and Metals, Stanbic West Africa

This session was moderated by Mrs Juliet Manteaw-Kutin, Head, Legal & Corporate Affairs, AngloGold Ashanti Ghana.

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Session 4 speakers

FINANCING A RESILIENT AND CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR

DATE: 3 June 2021

In the final session is the WAMPEX & WAMPOC Digital Series, experts discussed financing for a resilient and clean energy sector to enhance the competitiveness of West Africa’s mining sector.

Panellists included:

  • Frederick Okang, Manager – Power Systems Planning, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO)
  • Frances Rogoz, VP: Projects Development, Genser Energy
  • Dr Isaac Adjei Doku, GM Corporate Affairs, West Africa Gas Pipeline Company
  • Francis Asante, CEO, Stella Futura
  • Dr Samuel DeSouza, Regional Director: Power, Goods & Services Procurement, Newmont Mining Corporation

This session was moderated by Mr. Benjamin Boakye, Executive Director – African Centre for Energy Policy.

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